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Holiday hangovers: Cases highlight office revelry risks

By |December 12th, 2018|

Recent holiday party-related cases around the world serve as a sobering reminder to employers planning such events.
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‘Suitable opportunity’ top reason Europeans choose self-employment

By |December 12th, 2018|

More than a fifth of self-employed in the Europe Union are so because they found a “suitable opportunity,” according to a recent report from Eurostat.
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Farm labor contractor owes $56K for visa program violations

By |December 12th, 2018|

A Florida-based farm labor contractor has paid $55,796 in back wages and fines for H-2A visa program violations.
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  • Choosing your education

H-1B proposal would benefit higher-educated applicants

By |December 5th, 2018|

Proposed changes to the H-1B visa system would streamline the application process and increase the number of such visas going to workers with a master’s degree or higher, but business leaders raise concerns.
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DOL: Two misclassifications bring $3.45 million in back wages

By |December 5th, 2018|

The US Department of Labor announced last week $3.45 million in back wages, damages and penalties from two separate cases in which companies were found to have misclassified workers as independent contractors.
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OSHA issues new bulletin for work near hazardous energy

By |December 5th, 2018|

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration spells out the responsibilities of the buyer and staffing provider when it comes to training temporary employees who will work around running machinery.
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  • British Columbia

Canada: British Columbia enacts temp foreign worker bill

By |December 5th, 2018|

While Ontario was overturning equal pay for temps and other recently enacted employment laws, British Columbia passed a temporary foreign worker protections bill. Attorney Daniel C. Lee discusses BC's Bill 48 in Montaq.
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Facebook posts prompt company to sue temp

By |November 28th, 2018|

Marquez Brothers International Inc., a manufacturer of cheese and other products, sued a temporary worker for making false statements in Facebook posts, according to court records.
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  • US-VISA

US work visa roundup

By |November 28th, 2018|

Is a new form meant to tarnish H-1B users’ reputations?; bill would protect the rights of H-4 visa holders to work; and proposed changes to job advertising requirements before H-2A and H-2B visas can be used.
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Canada: Bill 47 becomes law; between an employee and IC

By |November 28th, 2018|

Ontario’s equal pay for temps is history as Bill 47 officially became law last week; courts are beginning to recognize “dependent” contractor relationships.
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